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I doubt Missouri has ever seriously entertained the idea of selling KOMU. That journalism program attracts students from all over the central U.S., students who are willing to pay out-of-state tuition to be a part of that professional network. Even KBIA expanded to a second radio station (bought from Stephens College). As hostile as Missouri's legislature is to education in general, I think they view the Mizzou journalism program with pride.

 

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On 4/10/2019 at 3:13 PM, JoseRM303 said:

Married KSHB co-anchors Rhiannon Ally & Mike Marusarz stepping down from anchor desk; Christa Dubill & Kevin Holmes to replace them:

 

 

 

https://www.adweek.com/tvspy/married-co-anchors-mike-marusarz-and-rhiannon-ally-step-down-from-kshb-replacements-names/213809

 

At least they got some cake on the way out the door. "Good luck." (I have no idea why my two posts were merged)

 

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@TheRob back to back posts made within a certain time frame (10 min) are automatically merged. 

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11 hours ago, TheRob said:

As hostile as Missouri's legislature is to education in general, I think they view the Mizzou journalism program with pride.

the fake news school is what they call it

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2 hours ago, ChesapeakeTV said:

A Chattanooga icon is dead this morning... Former WRCB anchor Bill Markham has passed away at the age of 76, shortly after revealing he was battling ALS.

 

More from the station: https://www.wrcbtv.com/story/40307237/remembering-bill-markham-19422019

 

Thoughts, prayers and condolences goes out to Bill's family and to his extended family at WRCB 3 Eyewitness News. RIP, William Markham and Godspeed.

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Not exactly sure when this started but WSFL is doing morning weather updates and news updates throughout the day at the :59 mark of the hour. I haven't really caught the weather updates but the news updates I have seen so far are branded under "Inside South Florida" (their weekend show) with tech and sports news. Hopefully Scripps will use their WPTV team for some local news content.

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On 10/24/2017 at 11:28 PM, CircleSeven said:

And we have a new Weigel M&A.

 

Controlling their own destiny, Weigel has bought the OTA Broadcasting stations in Seattle & San Francisco for $23.2M.

 

The Seattle stations (KVOS & KFFV) are for $13.1M and the SF stations (KTLN & KAXT-CD) for $10.1M.

 

Seventeen months after the deal was announced, Weigel has finally completed its acquisition of San Francisco stations KTLN/KAXT

 

The deal was held up because it was challenged by a petitioner. And then after the FCC approved Weigel's sale in September, the petitioner filed an Application for Review a month later.

 

The end of this deal finally closes the books on spectrum speculator OTA Broadcasting, the firm that bought several bottom-dwelling stations earlier this decade, hoping to cash-in on the incentive auction.

 

EDIT: Weigel didn't waste time adding MeTV & H&I Bay Area to their website.

 

Also since KTLN is channel-sharing with LP signal KAXT, MeTV is also carried on CBS-owned CW-outlet KBCW 44.3.

 

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10 hours ago, CircleSeven said:

The deal was held up because it was challenged by a petitioner. And then after the FCC approved Weigel's sale in September, the petitioner filed an Application for Review a month later.

 

The end of this deal finally closes the books on spectrum speculator OTA Broadcasting, the firm that bought several bottom-dwelling stations earlier this decade, hoping to cash-in on the incentive auction.

4.3.

 

So, the challenge had absolutely nothing to do with Weigel or the stations themselves, but only OTA?

 

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Speaking of Weigel, we already have a thread about this so go talk about it here but for those who are still living under a rock...

 

WCIU will soon become The CW's newest network affiliate in Chicago, displacing WPWR which will go back to being the main MyTV affiliate and *possibly* rebrand as either FOX 32 Plus or FOX 32 Xtra.

 

https://www.robertfeder.com/2019/04/18/weigel-broadcastings-wciu-become-cw-network-affiliate/

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54 minutes ago, TheRolyPoly said:

Speaking of Weigel, we already have a thread about this so go talk about it here but for those who are still living under a rock...

 

WCIU will soon become The CW's newest network affiliate in Chicago, displacing WPWR which will go back to being the main MyTV affiliate and *possibly* rebrand as either FOX 32 Plus or FOX 32 Xtra.

 

https://www.robertfeder.com/2019/04/18/weigel-broadcastings-wciu-become-cw-network-affiliate/

 

A wee bit surprising to me. With WGN's sports content going exclusive to cable (either on NBC Sports Chicago or Marquee), you'd think that they'd try and get that affiliation back, but I guess the Nexstar merger might have complicated things a bit?

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I'm not sure what's happening at KTVI, but KPLR hasn't had any 12:00 newscast rundowns in the system this week. The aircheck recordings are blank. I assume KTVI's 11:00 news is just straight-up re-run on KPLR right now (the two were mostly the same anyway). I don't see evidence of anything else airing in its place.

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I remember a time when KCTV had no sports, or outsourced sports. Now they're throwing resources into a nightly sports show on KSMO.

 

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43 minutes ago, TheRob said:

I remember a time when KCTV had no sports, or outsourced sports. Now they're throwing resources into a nightly sports show on KSMO.

 

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Does this mean KCTV's 7pm news is gone?

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1 hour ago, TheRob said:

I remember a time when KCTV had no sports, or outsourced sports. Now they're throwing resources into a nightly sports show on KSMO.

 

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Ahhh yes! Metro Sports. Those were the days.

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On 4/10/2019 at 3:13 PM, JoseRM303 said:

Married KSHB co-anchors Rhiannon Ally & Mike Marusarz stepping down from anchor desk; Christa Dubill & Kevin Holmes to replace them:

 

 

 

https://www.adweek.com/tvspy/married-co-anchors-mike-marusarz-and-rhiannon-ally-step-down-from-kshb-replacements-names/213809

 

On 4/10/2019 at 8:23 PM, Asomrjsurf said:

 

FTVLive saying the station "decided to part ways" with the two is a stretch at best (but what else is new for him?). They have three kids that are all like, under the age of 5. They both worked primetime in TV news. How they ever had time to be with their kids is a mystery to me. Good for them though focusing on their children. I'm sure it was tough working their schedule with such young children.

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10 hours ago, TheRolyPoly said:

 

Does this mean KCTV's 7pm news is gone?

they probably expect Spectrum Sports KC to go away soon, and most of it's content has been reruns for the past few years, but why launch it during the slower time for sports in KC? why not wait until football season?

https://www.kansascity.com/sports/article213963899.html

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18 hours ago, MidwestTV said:

 

 

FTVLive saying the station "decided to part ways" with the two is a stretch at best (but what else is new for him?). They have three kids that are all like, under the age of 5. They both worked primetime in TV news. How they ever had time to be with their kids is a mystery to me. Good for them though focusing on their children. I'm sure it was tough working their schedule with such young children.

 

I’m pretty sure it was their choice to leave. Doing 3 shows a night and I doubt they had a dinner break with enough time to go home and see their kids probably weighed on them. If they do find another gig I imagine it will be reasonable hours 

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And at different times. Looks like just 30 minutes the show. Spectrum Sports could move to second channel of it. The News channel hasen't launched yet.  They need to keep Newscast and add back 7am but go to 9am.also expand Weekends to an hour and add some Co-Anchors on Weekends and Noon/4PM.

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